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Luis Anchordoqui

Academic Interests:

Research, Outreach, and Science Education

Research Abstract:

Luis Anchordoqui's main area of research involves phenomenology of elementary particles, with applications to high energy astrophysics, cosmology, and collider physics. Very recently, he has studied some phenomenological aspects of D-brane string compactifications with low string scale and large extra dimensions, related to experimental searches for physics beyond the standard model at the Large Hadron Collider. He is also active in confronting of S-dual (stringy) inflationary potentials with existing data.

Anchordoqui has been an active participant in studies aimed at understanding the physics capabilities of the Pierre Auger (cosmic ray) Observatory. He is a founding member of the Auger Collaboration and works closely with Tom Paul, also at Lehman College. The Auger Observatory is currently planning for a major upgrade to increase the sensitivity to the origins and nature of the highest energy particles in the Universe. Recently, Anchordoqui and Paul have joined the JEM-EUSO Collaboration. JEM-EUSO will be a unique ultraviolet telescope mounted on the International Space Station, and will be the first ultra high energy cosmic ray detector to fly in space. In addition to unveiling the origins and nature of ultra high energy cosmic rays, these observatories also contribute to studies of atmospheric science, meteor observation, solar physics, and beyond.

Anchordoqui's research is currently supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) under CAREER Grant PHY-1053663 and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Grant NNX13AH52G.

Biographical Sketch:

Luis Anchordoqui received his B.Sc. in Physics in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1998 from University of La Plata (Argentina). He was an Associate Research Scientist at Northeastern University from 1999-2006. In 2006 Anchordoqui (reluctantly) left Boston and accepted a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He started as an Assistant Professor (tenure track), and then in 2010 he was promoted to Associate Professor (tenure). Since 2014, Anchordoqui has been at the Lehman College, City University of New York, where he holds the rank of Professor.

Academic Distinctions:

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2011
  • CSIC Research Award. The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public research organization in Spain; 2009.
  • CONICET Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) is an Argentine government agency which directs and coordinates most of the scientific and technical research done in public universities and institutes; 1991
  • ICTP Fellowship, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); 1998.
  • FOMEC Predoctoral Research Fellowship. FOMEC is a proposal from the University Policies Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture and Education of Argentina, for investment in human resources or equipment at National Universities; 1996.

Selected publications:

  • L.A. Anchordoqui, I. Antoniadis, D.C. Dai, W.Z. Feng, H. Goldberg, X. Huang, D. Lust, D. Stojkovic, T.R. Taylor,
    "String resonances at hadron colliders"
    Phys. Rev D, in press (2014)
  • L.A. Anchordoqui, V. Barger, H. Goldberg, X. Huang, and D. Marfatia, "S-dual Inflation: BICEP 2 data without unlikeliness" Phys. Lett. B 734, 134 (2014)
  • L.A. Anchordoqui, H. Goldberg, M.H. Lynch, A.V. Olinto, T.C. Paul, T.J. Weiler, "Pinning down the cosmic ray source mechanism with new IceCube data'' Phys. Rev. D 89, 083003 (2014)
  • L. A. Anchordoqui and H. Goldberg, "Neutrino cosmology after WMAP 7-year data and LHC first Z' bounds'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 081805 (2012)
    Pierre Auger Collaboration,
    "Measurement of the proton-air cross-section at (s)1/2=57 TeV with the Pierre Auger Observatory''
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 062002 (2012)
  • L. A. Anchordoqui, H.Goldberg, D. Lust, S. Nawata, S. Stieberger and T. R. Taylor
    "Dijet signals for low mass strings at the LHC''
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 241803 (2008)
  • L. A. Anchordoqui, H. Goldberg and T. R. Taylor
    "Decay widths of lowest massive Regge excitations of open strings''
    Phys. Lett. B 668, 373 (2008)
  • L. A. Anchordoqui, H. Goldberg, S. Nawata and T. R. Taylor
    "Jet signals for low mass strings at the LHC''
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 171603 (2008)
  • L.A. Anchordoqui, H. Goldberg, F. Halzen, T.J. Weiler "Galactic point sources of TeV antineutrinos'' Phys. Lett. B 593, 42 (2004)
  • L. A. Anchordoqui, J. L. Feng, H. Goldberg and A. D. Shapere
    "Black holes from cosmic rays: Probes of extra dimensions and new limits on TeV-scale gravity''
    Phys. Rev. D 65, 124027 (2002)
  • L. Anchordoqui, C. Nunez and K. Olsen
    "Quantum cosmology and AdS/CFT"
    JHEP 0010, 050 (2000)


  • Luis Alfredo Anchodoqui and Thomas Cantzon Paul
    "Mathematical Models of Physics Problems"
    Nova Science Pub. Inc., 2013, 251 pages; ISBN 978-1626186002

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